Landscaping manufacturer Marshalls has unveiled a dedicated garden at its headquarters in Elland to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire.
The company has written to its local Calderdale councillors as part of its support for the Space for Cycling campaign, led by the National Cycle Cycling charity which aims to create safe, convenient and enjoyable cycle spaces for any local journey.
Marshalls’ Group Director of Marketing and Sustainability, Chris Harrop opened the garden along with colleagues from Landscape House.
Mr Harrop said: “As a company founded and based in Yorkshire, it was important for us to celebrate the Tour de France coming to our home county. The cycle garden marks this occasion whilst showcasing our expertise in cycle landscaping and our on-going commitment to creating better public spaces.
“I am delighted to have opened the garden which will create a cycle space for Marshalls’ employees to use and enjoy.”
At the entrance to the garden sits a Fairstone bicycle sculpture made from Marshalls’ ethically-sourced Indian sandstone which has been covered in yellow vinyl for the duration of Le Tour.
Marshalls has also donated a natural stone commemorative flag to West Vale via the West Vale Le Tour Committee which has been installed in front of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain to mark Le Tour which passes through the village.